|Be a DIVA!|
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime examp...
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|Like A Prayer|
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in t...
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|Ends and Means: The History and Consequences of Anticommunism in the United States - DeeDee Halleck and Catherine Saalfield|
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what communis...
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|8th International Women's Day Video Festival: Women and Discovery Part 4|
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A...
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|Korea: Until Daybreak|
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S...
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|China: Presenting River Elegy|
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects...
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|Showdown in Seattle, Pt 5 - What Democracy Looks Like|
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere.
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|Shocking and Awful - The Real Face of Occupation|
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of I...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east
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|A Dish of Central America - Michael Murphy and Danielle Villegas|
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of Tears" about El ...
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|No Hay Paz (There Is No Peace) - Roberto Arevalo|
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country...
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|Lesbian Health News - DYKE TV|
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY).
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|Iraqi Women - Interviews 3/4/2006|
|Facts on the Ground|
Personal stories of Palestinians and Israeli settlers frame this account of Israel's race to build permanent settlements in the West Bank and Gaza strip, in an effort to cement the occupation of Palestinian lands. The decisive role of U.S. aid and the impact of massive Soviet immigration are reflected in everyday life on both sides. Eyewitness testimony and analysis underscore the political stakes as the settlements become "facts on the ground." Produced by Anata Video in cooperation with Palest...
|One on One, Pt 2|
Ken and Louise: a middle class woman and a hard core prisoner exchange intimate views of their lives
This documentary highlights the struggle of a successful community-based mental health program, Casa Primavera, for Latinos in Boston, Mass. Casa Primavera is the only program of its type in the nation. The video provides a unique "inside look" at the workings of Casa Primavera and the patients it serves. The personal testimonies of the staff and patients spotlight the delicate balance in which Latinos live and how the barriers they face damage self-esteem...
This half-hour feed features the Deep Dish TV Network promos and Public Service Announcements from around the country on health care. Special focus is given to youth perspectives on health care.
|Writers Uncensored: The Sweep of Time - Deep Dish TV|
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz reflects on his life and career as an emigre, diplomat and internationally acclaimed writer, talking about the role of poets in the politics of our time.
Keywords: Czeslaw Milosz; poetry; social consciousness; politics; immigration; Lannon Foundation
Made for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), this tape examines women's role in the South African economy. From domestic workers to professionals, a wide range of women share their experience of competing in the racist and male-dominated economy while discussing possible solutions. Produced by VNS (South Africa)
|Sopa de Videos|
|Iraqi Women - Interview with Faisa Al- Araji Tape 1|
Tape 1 Iraqi women's tour in general, biased media- Americans should see real Iraqi people, victims, families. Civil war is made up. Americans don’t know anything aout iraq. the constitution is made to divide Iraq. she wants to tell the gov't her stories, not the peace activists, admin will not listen to a group of iraqi women against the war. US is like the middle east- freedom is lacking, activists are in jail like they would be under saddam...
|Iraqi Women - Interview with Eman Khamas at the end of her visit to U.S.|
Tape 1 talking about speeches she's made and the audience response, cultural differences and impresions, what the war could mean in the long run. Tape 2 America invades other countries because it has the power to get away with it, controlling oil means controlling world, distinction between government and people, talking to congressmen/women, stupid assumptions people make about other cultures, etc
|Nicaragua: Revealing the News|
An analysis of mainstream media coverage of the recent national elections in Nicaragua. This program questions the standard of "objectivity" used by United States' news agencies. The videotape follows representatives from three U.S. news organizations (Newsweek, NBC-TV, and National Public Radio) as they put together reports on the elections. Using interviews with U.S. reporters and producers, the program demystifies and unveils the news gathering process of mainstream media...
|UN Code Pink|
Tape 1 Press Conference with Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan and the Iraqi Women. Interview Nadja Al-Ali. March with Code Pink and Iraqi Women.
|A Crack in the Sidewalk - Deep Dish TV|
This section of L.A. Freewaves: Experimental Video from Southern California includes short videos by children, students, independent producers and artists about the L.A. uprising, and reactions to the acquittal of the four officers charged in the Rodney King case.
Keywords: California; Los Angeles; Rodney King; video; students; youth; independent art; race; LA
|Culture and Identity - Deep Dish TV|
Latino writers, musicians, painters and performers seize the TV screen and remind us to listen to Latino voices to hear our own conscience. With Maria Hinojosa.
Keywords: Latino; Latina; Latin America; music; art culture; Mexico; Puerto Rico
|Faisa Al Araji Sacramento Interviews|
Tape 1: Women in Iraq have more freedom than Americans think. Poor people were most affected by Hussein. Liberation vs occupation. Her Blog. Creating culture of revenge. People in Women's Tour, her main plan is to tell what US media doesnt include. Facts are most important. message for Americans: get gov't to say plan for getting out of Iraq and stop building military bases. Tape 2: same as tape 1, different angle.
|Off the Record - Kate Kirtz and Counter Media|
Alternative coverage of the Democratic National Convention. Check out who is "Not on the Guest List" - a group of activists tired of retrenchment and cutbacks...See confrontations with Chicago's finest, a Leonard Peltier demo and abortion clinic battles. (58:00) Produced by Kate Kirtz and Counter Media
|Una Historia / A History - Luis Valdovino and Dan Boord|
This compilation tape takes as its central metaphor a bilingual board game where La Pinta, La Nina and Santa Maria take turns in the construction of Western history. In this process one discovers the irony of 500 years of fairy tales where power, discrimination, genocide and greed have shaped the hemisphere's legacy. Coordinating Producers: Luis Valdovino and Dan Boord (Columbus, OH)
|The Bicentennial Will Not Be Televised - Cathy Scott|
Sydney-based TAPS video collective and the Aboriginal radio station Radio Redfern collaborate with PTTV in a critique of the recent Australian Bicentennial, just in time for the big Chris Columbus bash. this tape won a Hometown Video Award. Produced by Cathy Scott and Paper Tiger TV in collaboration with Radio Red Fern. (Sydney, Australia/NY,NY)
|Shocking and Awful: The World Says NO to War|
Part eight of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5:Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of I...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east; peace movement; demonstrations
|Shocking and Awful - National Insecurities|
Part three of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of ...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east
|A Different Vision|
This show samples various experimental approaches to video by Latin Americans and U.S. Latinos. Nostalgias del Presente, from Argentina, is a literary short based on the poetry of J.L. Borges. Marley Normal condenses a day in the life of a Brasilian urban working woman into five minutes. From the U.S., Palingenesis examines the transmigration of a soul through the looking-glass; and Replies of the Night is an autobiographical blend of sounds, visuals, music and computer image manipulation...
|What Is a Patient?|
The history of the health sector in South Africa is one of struggle. Since 1990, public health workers have engaged in several strikes aimed at improving their basic conditions and challenging the state's racist attitudes. This tape reveals the recent struggle from the workers' point of view. Produced by VNS (South Africa)
|Ideas and Power: Tiempo de Hibridos - Deep Dish TV|
Rigoberto Menchu, Jean Franco and others look at Mexico and the increasing social divisions. A fusion group, Zazhil, combines Aztec and Maya sounds with new age rock and reggae, as a Holy Week reenactment of the crucifixion provides a graphic metaphor for the suffering indigenous masses.
Keywords: Rogoberto Menchu; Jean Franco; Ideas; Power; Mexico; Zazhil; Aztec; Maya; New age rock; reggae; Holy Week; Indigenous; Crucifixion
|Iraq Women - Interview with Dr. Rashad Zidan|
Brian Drolet Interviews Dr. Rashad Zidan, a pharmacist in Baghdad. Dr. Rasad was forced to close her pharmacy because of the war. She now runs has a small organization that helps widows and children,victims of the war. Discusses the reality of medical care, plight of orphans. US doesn't plan on leaving Iraq, impressions of USA, media in Iraq is too protected to know things, prisoners, trying to give her children a childhood.
|4th International Women's Day Video Festival, Pt 2|
Women and violence interview with Elaine Radavich. "Just Because of Who We Are" by Her media hate crimes against lesbians, rapes and threats against them. "A Fighting Chance" by Wendy Blair about rape. Interview with Ewan Bear about sexual abuse.
|Manufacturing the Enemy|
Interviews with Arab Americans victimized by violence and racism are compared with the experiences of Japanese Americans during and after the Second World War. Interviews with some of the many Arab-Americans from students to dish-washers, who have been questioned by the FBI. Counselors from the Center for Constitutional Rights discuss how civil rights can be protected.
|Protest + Education Can Equal Change - Kat High|
A compilation-style exploration of strategies for social change, focusing on protest demonstrations and other efforts to educate communities about the culture, problems and future of indigenous people. Coordinating Producer: Kat High for Giveaway Songs (Topanga, CA)
|That's Women's Work! TV By and About Women - Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik|
Women's work in access exposes viewers to alternative images of women's lives and helps audiences see how insidiously sexist most network TV is. This show includes work from three women's cable groups: Video women in Pittsburgh, Women's Video Collective in Boston and The Women's Cable Consortium in Tucson. Produced by Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik (NY, NY)
Keywords: deep dish tv
|Writers Uncensored: The City as Man - Deep Dish TV|
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Mexico City: home of the Nobel Prize winning poet Octavio Paz and Latin American essayist Carlos Fuentes. For both writers, Mexico City, the largest metropolitan city in the world, becomes a metaphor for all that is right and all that is wrong with contemporary society and culture.
Keywords: Octavio Paz; Carlos Fuentes; poetry; Mexico; Mexico City; social change; Lannon Foundation
|Operation Storm The Media|
In the media coverage of the Persian Gulf War, even the pretense of a separation between the press and state was abandoned. This show explores the relationship between corporate sponsorship and media censorship via coverage of the "Challenge the Media" demonstration in NYC in January 1991. FAlR's Renu Nahata slices through the hype of mainstream Gulf War media coverage while Camcorder Commandos show the networks a thing or two about investigative journalism, exposing the links between the networ...
Keywords: Gulf War; Middle East; Media; Art; Globalization; Youth; Mass Media; Popular Culture; Peace; Conflict Resolution; Video; Iraq; Information; Justice; Paper Tiger
|NetRoots: Cultivating the Digital Park|
Paper Tiger TV returns to the issues surrounding the growth of new communication and information technologies. New computer networks and information resources are sprouting up around the globe as new uses continue to redefine and cultivate the communications landscape. This program also examines how the paths connecting our new digital gardens must be protected from the gates of private interest by a public policy that both protects and nurtures the nature of public communications...
|Doing What It Takes: Getting and Staying Healthy|
This program focuses on alternative health care in various Black communities. The program examines alternative health care as a response to the political, economic, psychological and racial barriers African-Americans face in achieving and maintaining good health. The program also includes a brief historical overview of African-Americans and standard Western medical practices. Archival footage, present-day imagery and the vibrant voices of members of the Black community, convey anger and mistrust...
|Forging Ties for Peace - Madre, Simone Farkhondeh and Laura Flanders|
The Dilemmas facing the Iraqi people due to the currently imposed sanctions. Interviews and footage recently obtained in Iraq are interspersed with the work of several organizations with this issue, including MADRE. Produced by Madre, Simone Farkhondeh and Laura Flanders (NY, NY)
|Voices Of Democracy: Living the First Amendment|
Highlights the Symposium an audiovisual presentation given at the NFLCP and NAMAC conferences held in Portland, Oregon, in July, 1991. The first segment of the program opens with drumming by Obo Addy, a Ghanaian master and features excerpts from talks given by Maria Rocha, labor organizer and Herbert I. Schiller author and media critic. The Anchormen provide a musical revue and answer the question, "Is it really safe to watch the six o'clock news?" The second segment also begins with drumming by...
|Who's In Control?|
Does the responsibility for equal reproductive care begin with us? A diverse group of women in Milwaukee, Wis. share common, personal and professional experiences about the inequality of reproductive services. Ethical, moral and legal issues raised by these women are addressed in discussions with three leading women of color in Milwaukee's health care profession. In addition, the program features excerpts of women from around the country discussing , analyzing and defining reproductive rights...
|Angry Initiatives, Defiant Strategies|
While AIDS has received much media attention, many perspectives on the situation have been ignored or distorted. This program looks at facets of the epidemic that have made it to the mainstream media. "Test drugs, not people!" say activists in the inspiring tape "Testing the Limits." In a special report from the October 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, there is documentation of the 'Names Project' (a huge memorial quilt dedicated to those who have died of AIDS)...
|Community Visions - Lisa Yasui|
The community production program of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia which assists community groups and social action programs to create their own videotape about important neighborhood concern, an innovative approach to change, an aspect of community cultural life or to use as a tool for ongoing work. From Victim to Survivorr sensitively depicts the ability of survivors of sexual violence to heal...
Both pieces in this program examine appearance and reality. In The Organ Lesson, the viewer is teased with doubt as to whether the sexual undertones between a young student and her instructor are real or merely the product of her mother's imagination. Produced by Juan Carlos Maneglia. In Even Queen Isabel Dances the Danson, the infamous ruler is the subject of an interview via a spiritual medium. Produced by Luis Felipe Bernaza...
|Shocking and Awful: Baghdad - Deep Dish TV|
Part twelve of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of...
Keywords: iraq; war; shock and awe; middle east; Baghdad